Mormon Inquiry

From David Ford’s Theology: A Very Short Introduction:

Religions are learning communities which benefit from interactions with other learning communities, and they also need to cultivate their own educational institutions. There have been devastating consequences when religious communities have had negative attitudes to study, scholarship, and intelligent faith, or have failed to face intelligently major questions, discoveries, or developments. There have also been extraordinary achievements when intelligent faith, deep learning, and imaginative wisdom have come together.

Two quick comments. I’m proud of how the LDS Church’s commitment to Brigham Young University has secured a positive role for learning and science within the Church as a whole. Also, I wonder, in the wake of Correlation, how much of what looks like teaching and learning in church settings on Sunday is actually a form of training or socialization.

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